EKOR in 2016
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Glam rock, comedy
Years active 2014–present
Labels Universal Music Norway
Members Espen Hanevold
Kasper Østerberg
Ole Eskildsen
Rasmus von der Lippe
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconnorway Norway

EKOR is a Norwegian glam rock band from Oslo. The band consists of lead vocalist Espen Hanevold, guitarist Kasper Østerberg, bassist Ole Eskildsen, and drummer Rasmus von der Lippe. They competed in Norsksong 1 with the song "Runaways". The band is known for incorporating humor into their performances.


2014–present: Formation and NorsksongEdit

EKOR was formed in 2014 by musician and comedian Espen Hanevold. He held auditions for other band members, and soon Kasper Østerberg, Ole Eskildsen, and Rasmus von der Lippe were all added to the band. They were then signed to Universal Music Norway.

In 2015, they released their debut studio album, Death at the Disco. The album achieved modest success in Norway. In 2017, they were confirmed to be taking part in Norsksong 1, with the song "Runaways". They qualified for the superfinal, and ended up placing second.


  • Espen Hanevold – lead vocals
  • Kasper Østerberg – guitar, backup vocals
  • Ole Eskildsen – bass, backup vocals
  • Rasmus von der Lippe – drums


Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
Dead at the Disco
  • Released: 20 November 2002
  • Label: Universal Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Man Down" 2015 54
Dead at the Disco
"It's Dark Outside"
"Runaways" 2017 3
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum
Non-album single(s)